Highway 395 along the eastern Sierra is the topic of Sunday's presentation at Minden Mill Distilling.
Authors and historians David and Gayle Woodruff recount the efforts by boosters in Eastern California and Western Nevada to promote the construction of Highway 395.
The Woodruffs will speak 1 p.m. Sunday at Minden Mill Distilling, 1601 Water St.
There are only 30 seats available for the free event, so reservations are required by clicking on Woodruff lecture
“From record setting airplane flights over Mt. Whitney to partnering with two World Fairs, the ballyhoo created by the Inyo Good Road Club and Nevada boosters was amusing, improbable and effective,” Woodruff said. “The 55-minute slide show features many rare historic images and video of this celebrated bit of local history.”
All guests will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
Must be 21 or older. For more information, call Woodruff at 760-920-8061 for more information.
Woodruff will present a Chautauqua of George Whittell 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville
Whittell is the mid-20th century eccentric San Francisco tycoon, who built Lake Tahoe Thunderbird Lodge.
Entry is $5 or free to Douglas County Historical Society members.
For more information call 775-782-2555.